bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition

bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition, with their design of a bridge made by strong steel cables tightly string between the each side of banks, across the Seine in Paris.

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Instead of using traditional techniques bureau faceB use a unique way of installing this pedestrian Paris bridge over the river.

bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition (3)

bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition (4)

bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition (2)

bureau faceB has won Paris bridge competition (1)



 

Water “At-traction”
A pedestrian bridge to stroll along the water

It’s in the heart of the city. One of its major attractions. However, you can barely feel it. Maybe on a boat, a little bit on bridges, anyway without intimacy. On the contrary La Seine has to be seen as an out of time place, telling you stories and history. A link through time and space: the water attraction.

This new bridge has to be seen as a light stroke, a thin roadway flirting with the water. Instead of using traditional technics based on compression, it uses a new design, using the potential of traction. Steel cables, strung between the banks by springs, generate a mesh on which concrete beads are threaded.

This fluent area enables new uses. The crossing can be done in two ways. Through a “perilous” one: the very narrow deck gives the feeling of an Himalayan footbridge. Through a space for strolling: the generous space near the water allows to sit, to rest quietly, having lunch, enjoying the proximity of the river and offering a unique perspective on Paris.



Project team: Camille Mourier, François Marcuz, Arnaud Malras, Germain Pluvinage

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